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Blew up in their face? Kerry is campaigning on the issue today, the Kerry campaign has a new ad based on the "missing explosives" story, and CBS may still be planning to run a 60 Minutes piece Sunday night.

They are reaching people who won't know the rest of this story. And with some key states in a virtual tie, a few voters swayed by this story could be the difference.

In the big picture - I don't know that this has blown up in their face.\Nation\archive\200410\NAT20041026c.html


A media watchdog group Tuesday said "what amounted to an 'October surprise'" by the New York Times and CBS News blew up in their faces.

The Times was first to report Monday what it considered to be new information that 380 tons of explosives were missing from an Iraqi military facility that was supposed to be under U.S. military control. But an NBC News report later noted the explosives were already gone before troops arrived at the Al-Qaqaa installation in April 2003.
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